Summary: If you are an audiophile you might want to pass on this computer. It's sound quality is substandard. No 24 bit processing and no changing the sound card. There isn't one. it runs through the motherboard. Yes, It's my fault for not doing my homework but you would think in this day and age of technology we would have surpassed poor music reproduction. I tried an external sound card but it can't repair the poor signal.
Summary: In June,2012 I bought this system (refurbished) and am very happy with it. To upgrade my old XP machine, it would have cost hundreds more. After some research for a new system, I decided on this model. Great value for the price. For those who are disappointed it didn't have some of the features wanted, I would suggest making a list of the specs/features you want and go from there. After calling my internet provider, they sent me a Netgear wireless adapter free.
Summary: I didn't look to see that this computer didn't have wireless capability. It's disappointing that you can have a brand new computer without wireless capabilities. Going cheaper is not always better. It's a good thing that I only use my computer for home office and not for work. Still happy with the performance of the Acer, just unhappy with this particular product.
Immanuel Kant "Philosopher and action hero", Amazon
28 February 2012
Summary: I recommend this computer if you're like me...I don't play computer games that require a lot of processing power and I mainly use my computer for typing school assignments and internet browsing. Very space saving with a cool design. The only reason I did not give it 5/5 is because it did not come with a wireless adapter. I had to fork out $40 for one at Walmart or I wouldn't have been able to connect to the internet without an ethernet cable. It is 2012.
Summary: I recently purchased this machine to replace an aging HTPC. I'd seen this Acer line in the store, liked the features, size and looks and decided to order one after Christmas as a gift to myself. When I opened the box to have a look I was immediately alarmed when I discovered this machine did not have some of the features I expected to be present. Problem 1. This model does not include an HDMI port for the audio/video.
Summary: After just six months the power started to shut off on its own. Sent it back to Acer were they said they fixed it but it still kept turning off. So I sent it back again and they sent it back saying there is nothing wrong with it. No wonder Acer is bankrupt they only sell cheap junk. Do Not buy this computer!!!
Summary: I am really happy with this purchase. With my old machine on the blink and a limited budget I went in search of a new computer and chose this model based on the price, reviews and advice from my favorite geek. The speed is great, even when playing games, no lag time, good graphics. The only thing that irks me, and this is true with any Windows machine... I need a word processor. Not just WordPad.